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Fall NIH workshops for grad students and postdocs on developing resilience

Posted by on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Announcements, Workshops and Seminars .

The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is opening much of their fall programming to trainees in the extramural community.  They are going to offer a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments. This material is helpful for trainees just starting out, those contemplating their next educational move and who are mentoring others. Groups will be organized by educational level so trainees can talk with others experiencing similar educational, work and life stressors.

Trainees can register for the webinars using the links below or they can visit the NIH website ( and check under “upcoming events”. Trainees who participate in the webinar or who watch the webinar online at another time, are welcome to participate in the small group discussions. Groups will be held each Monday and Tuesday one week following the webinar. Trainees who complete five of the small groups and who participate in, or watch, all of the webinars will receive a certificate upon completion of the series. The series topics and dates are listed below:


SEPTEMBER Lecture 9/15/20
Groups week of 9/21
Part I: An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness
OCTOBER Lecture 10/13/20
Groups week of 10/26
Part II: Understanding Cognitive Distortions, Imposter Fears and Stereotype Threat
NOVEMBER Lecture 11/10/20
Groups week of 11/16
Part III: Emotions and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
DECEMBER Lecture 12/8/20
Groups week of 12/14
Part IV: Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness for Scientists
JANUARY Lecture 1/12/21
Groups week of 1/18
Part V: Developing Feedback Resilience
FEBRUARY Lecture 2/9/21
Groups week of 2/15
Part VI: Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships